September 20, 2019
Positive Student Recognition Edition
PAWS-itive Character Trait
Tiger Ticket Weekly Tallying
The goal of PBIS is to create an atmosphere of positivity and to foster community relationships between students, staff and administration. Using this framework, staff recognizes and affirms positive student behavior, as opposed to primarily disciplining negative behavior. The idea is to push the positive. The program is based on the understanding that the school will become more positive and the overall culture will grow when teachers and staff take the time to recognize positive student behaviors. To reinforce the positive behavior, staff recognize students demonstrating appropriate behavior with a tiger ticket. Tickets are submitted by the students to a bag in each homeroom and cashed out every week. Grade levels earning one thousand tickets or more earn an extra recess. ROAR not only rewards positive behaviors on an individual and homeroom basis, but it unites a large, diverse building as well. Beyond the hard numbers of outcomes, kids learn best in a positive, safe environment. Below are the grade level tiger ticket totals. These numbers are also displayed in our main lobby with tiger ticket tally totals for all to see and are updated weekly.
Week 1 Totals:
K - 272
1 - 1527
2 - 386
3 - 122
4 - 393
5 - 163
6 - 347
Congratulations to first grade who already earned an extra recess with their tiger tickets!
Frequently, the question is asked, "Why should I have to teach kids to be good? They already know what they are supposed to do. Why can I not just expect good behavior?"
In the past, schoolwide discipline has focused mainly on reacting to specific student misbehavior by implementing punishment-based strategies including reprimands, loss of privileges, office referrals, suspensions, and expulsions. Research has shown that the implementation of punishment, especially when it is used inconsistently and in the absence of other positive strategies, is ineffective. Introducing, modeling, and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student's educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of schoolwide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.
Acutec Precision Aerospace Presents Manufacturing Day 2019
Are you looking for educational or career opportunities for you and your family? On October 3, 2019, Acutec will celebrate Manufacturing Day and we invite you and your family to come visit and explore our Meadville Facility.
Acutec Precision Aerospace is a family-owned aerospace manufacturing company that employs nearly 500 employees in our three facilities across Meadville, Saegertown, and South Carolina. We have a variety of career and educational opportunities ranging from our Machinist Training Program, to our ASCEND internships, to job shadowing, and more.
Throughout the program, you and your students will have the opportunity to tour our state-of-the-art facility with one of our Acutec employees, see our new robotic arm in action, get up-close with our 3-D printer, participate in fun giveaways and activities, and more. With this free event, we will offer information about manufacturing in 2019 and spark the interest of educators, community members, and students in the industry.
The event will be held October 3, 2019 at our Meadville Facility, 13555 Broadway Drive, Meadville, PA 16335, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. This opportunity can help offer information about possible careers for your students and we hope to see you there. For additional information about Acutec or Manufacturing Day, please contact Nick Ozorak at email@example.com or visit their website. Thank you for your interest and we hope you join us!
Science Story Time!
Once a month, you're invited to bring your preschooler to Penn State Behrend for story reading, interactive activities, and "out-of-this-world" fun!
- WHAT: Science Story Time
- WHEN: Sept. 13, Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 6
- TIME: 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.
- WHERE: Roche Hall at Penn State Behrend
Science Story Time is free and open to all preschool-aged children accompanied by an adult. Just be sure to RSVP in advance for both you and your child at this link.
Each session includes a story reading and hands-on lesson by Tracy Halmi, associate teaching professor of chemistry.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 814-898-6105.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - Title I Expo from 5:15pm-7:45pm at Cambridge Springs High School
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - AG Encounter Field Trip for Grade 5
Friday, October 4, 2019 - Picture Day
Friday, October 4, 2019 - NEDs Kindness Challenge Assembly
Friday, October 11, 2019 - PBiS Review Assembly at 2:00pm
Monday, October 14, 2019 - NO SCHOOL for Students
Friday, October 18, 2019 - BOO BASH from 6:00pm-8:00pm
October 18 - 25, 2019 - Scholastic Book Fair
October 23 - 31, 2019 - Red Ribbon Week
Friday, October 25, 2019 - Parent Conferences
Friday, November 1, 2019 - First Nine Weeks Ends
MES is on Twitter
Click on the Twitter logo to find us on Twitter and follow us! We use the hashtags #MESROARS and #MESVIPS to organize the great things happening at Maplewood in the Twitterverse.
Check out our building website for upcoming events, news, information, lunch menu and much, much more!
MES is on Facebook
Click on the Facebook logo to "Like" our MES Facebook page to get updates right in your news feed. You will stay connected to news, events and important information straight from MES!